This is my finished version of the Jalie Yoko Square Roll-Neck Top — a free pattern! Merci, Jalie! (If you read my last blog post and couldn’t click through to the pattern, the link is definitely working now.) I modified mine by adding 5 inches to the length so I could wear it with leggings and have my butt covered. Another modification: I made the … Continue reading Yoko Convertible Turtleneck Sweater & New Clothes Making Mavens podcast episode
Hi, friends! I’m excited to tell you that on the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, we’re interviewing Marcy Harriell, a.k.a. Oonaballoona. You don’t want to miss this one so click the link to listen or subscribe on your favourite podcasting app. Thanks for listening! — Lori Continue reading Marcy Harriell is on Clothes Making Mavens
Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast dropped a few days ago. I interviewed Kate Ng from Time to Sew on the topic of sustainable sewing. If you’ve ever wondered about the environmental impact of fabric manufacturing, or felt a bit guilty about chucking fabric scraps into the landfill, this episode is for … Continue reading The Clothes Making Mavens Podcast: a chat with Kate Ng on sustainable sewing
My last blog post went over like a lead balloon! Now I know that black track pants don’t merit too much excitement, and maybe you weren’t in the mood for talking about sewing for your period and menopause, but surely you have stories about the most embarrassing thing you sewed and wore out in public, no? So I thought it was worth repeating part of … Continue reading Can I Take Your Order?
Come join me on a personal tour of Sharadha’s closet full of gorgeous handmades in the latest Clothes Making Mavens Podcast! These are some of Sharadha’s –aka Sweet Shard‘s– garments we’re drooling over: You can hear the complete podcast over at clothesmakingmavens.com. Thanks for stopping by! — Lori Continue reading A Tour of Sweet Shard’s Closet!
I’m so excited! Melanie from followingthethread.ca is hosting a literary sewalong! I have been thinking about how great it would be to do something like that for a while now, and the universe answered my half-baked thoughts about it by sending a fairy-literary-sewalong-mother in the shape of Melanie to organize and host it. Woo-hoo! The first book Melanie has proposed for her Literary Sewing Circle … Continue reading By the Pricking of My Thumbs, A Wicked Sewalong This Way Comes
Helena and I had a fun chat with Dawn of Two On, Two Off on our latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast. Dawn lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and lately as she goes out running she has to be mindful of bear attacks! Scary. Helena, in California, is more concerned with stepping on a snake while out running (although unseen poles seem to be … Continue reading Running and Sewing and Bears, OH MY!
A golden prom dress — made from plastic garbage bags! A tie-dyed denim pantsuit worthy of Prince himself! A bomber jacket covered in multicoloured Andy Warhol-style portraits! If you know Michelle Morris of That Black Chic, you’ll know that I could only be talking about her amazing makes. On the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast, I chat with Michelle about her creative … Continue reading Podcast: Michelle Morris of That Black Chic
Helena and I haven’t had a chat on our podcast for a while. Turns out we’ve both had a case of missing sewjo…and missing blogjo, not to mention podjo. (Sorry, seems I’ve got a case of overkilljo happening right now.) But we finally got our act together and compared notes on some of the things that get in the way of sewing, and some strategies … Continue reading When Sewjo goes MIA and you’re like WTF? FML! And getting it back FTW
Madame Tifaine knows the answer. She spent a year on a ready-to-wear fast and sewed everything she needed. Have a listen to the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, in which I talk to Tif about why she did it and what she learned along the way. Enjoy! You can also visit Madame Tifaine’s blog to see her lovely makes. Continue reading What’s It Like to Swear Off Buying Any Clothes for a Year?